Kirkland Style Update: Washington Ranked Best State

A top national news site has ranked Washington as the best state in America.

The ranking, announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, says the home of Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks and Boeing earned the No. 1 ranking based on several criteria, including health care, education, economy and opportunity.

“This confirms what we in Washington have always known – that our state is great for businesses, workers, and investments, coupled with natural beauty and innovative, creative people,” Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement.

Meanwhile, a health lifestyle site has ranked Seattle as America’s second-fittest city. That ranking, by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, is based on the Emerald City’s high marks on 33 different measures of personal health habits and how well that works to encourage fitness in the overall community.

The two high rankings together echo much of what local residents already know – that Washington is a good place to live and work.

May 17, 2019

PENDING: Fixer on Finn Hill

List Price: $450,000

9024 NE 141st St

We are helping a longtime investor client and his father purchase this total fixer on Finn Hill. There were FOURTEEN offers on this home and we won the deal with a carefully crafted offer designed to appeal to the seller on many levels. Very excited to see this talented duo transform the property and give it new life.

SOLD: Cozy Mid Century in Magnolia

Price: $1,295,000

4017 W Bertona St

We helped our clients buy this magical updated home in their target neighborhood of Magnolia. The entire second floor was beautifully remodeled by an esteemed Seattle contractor while original charm still abounds throughout. The unfinished basement adds loads of expansion potential. And the sweet fenced yard offers a ton more play space... not to mention room for a new dog! Congrats to this darling family who we've had the pleasure of working with on multiple occasions.

Look of the Week: Easter Fun

Easter weekend is here already! For the very little ones on the hunt, balloons to keep them focused!

Just Listed: Petite Idyll, South Rose Hill


$429,000 MLS #1415514 Status: SOLD
8248 126th Ave NE C-102
2 BEDS |  1 BATH

Look of the Week: Mirage Gstaad, Switzerland

Check out the recent installation of American artist and filmmaker Doug Aitken - a house of mirrors constructed in Gstaad, Switzerland. From Minimalissimo: "With every surface covered entirely in mirrors, the centrepiece of Switzerland’s annual Elevation 1049 arts festival stands out, or more accurately, blends in. Drawing off the festival’s 2019 theme of Frequencies, Doug Aitken’s installation uses light to absorb and reflect the snowy, mountainous landscape of the Swiss Alps."

Look of the Week: Circadian Lighting

New LED technology is focusing on supporting our natural circadian rhythms to promote wellness - "Home Wellness" is the concept. A recent Forbes article noted this as a 2019 building trend, declaring "This new technology, also called human centric or tunable lighting, produces indoor illumination that more closely matches natural light in its warmth and, paired with home automation, shifts through the day with the sun to ease the impact of artificial light on the human body."

Look of the Week: Easy Holiday Fun

A sweet bundled lemon cypress (often available at grocery stores) makes a great hostess gift or table centerpiece! Easy to wrap in kraft paper or fabric and tie with string.

Luxury Co-Living Spaces

Luxury co-living spaces seems to be gaining in popularity - particularly among millennials, according to this article by MarketWatch. In cities like New York, LA, and London, it's catching on - and there's even a development in Seattle's Capitol Hill.

Look of the Week: Voice Faucet

Delta is now getting in on the convenience of voice activation with their new "Voice Faucet" that takes directions from Amazon's Echo.

SOLD: New Construction in Houghton

Price: $2,298,000

10214 NE 68th Pl

We're helping our clients buy this stunning luxury home by respected Chaffey Building Group. Contemporary design, lake views, and totally tech savvy with voice activated features for sound, lighting, and security. We are so pleased to welcome this family to Kirkland where they will soon be just a block from the lake and an easy walk to all the fun of downtown Kirkland!